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Machining II

 

Fabrication 14 - Mill II

The second level of milling machine proficiency focuses on making relief cuts and the understanding of how to set up the mill and tooling to succeed. In Mill II fabricators will learn how to use parallels to raise the workpiece off the vise bottom, how to ensure a rigid workpiece, and how to select the direction and rate of milling. 


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Fabrication 15 - Lathe I

The lathe is a powerful machine tool used to perform operations typically on round or hexagonal metals. In Lathe I the fabricator will learn how to mount the workpiece in a 3 jaw chuck and then test for runout, or inaccuracy in mounting, and to correct for it. They will also learn how to use a chuck mounted in the tailstock to drill holes in the workpiece, including the use of peck drilling and cutting oil. Finally, they will learn how to start tapping a hole in the lathe manually to ensure threads are cut squarely.


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Fabrication 16 - Brake

The sheet metal brake (term from old english breken, to bend) is used to bend pieces of sheet metal or sheet plastic. This is a critical step in strengthening brackets or in manufacturing mounting points at a variable angle. Students will learn how to accurately bend both metal and plastic. They will also learn how to remove sections of the brake to perform multiple direction bends on the same piece of material. In addition, knowledge of the functionality of the brake is useful for Design students, as to ensure they do not design objects that cannot be fabricated due to bending geometry restrictions.


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